An Academic Position In Architectural History

Country: Belgium;

City: Louvain

Vacancy added: 09.10.2018

Employer: Université catholique de Louvain

Resumes due: 15.11.2018

 

The Université catholique de Louvain invites applications for a tenure track or tenured full time position in Architectural history

Introduction

UCLouvain is a comprehensive university offering, in the context of the present position, the opportunity of cross-disciplinary research and teaching collaborations. The position is attached to the Faculty of Architecture, Architectural Engineering and Urban Planningwhich offers opportunities for diverse and stimulating teaching as well as an environment to carry out ambitious research. The Faculty of Architecture, Architectural engineering and Urbanism is spread among three campuses, each with its specificity : Brussels, the capital city in the center of Belgium and the heart of Europe ; Louvain-la-Neuve, a forty-year-old new town on the periphery of Brussels ; and Tournai, a historic, medium-sized town that participates in a transborder network that includes several French and Belgian municipalities. Such varying conditions can stimulate the development of research in connection with these multiple local realities.
 

Description of the mission

Teaching 
The successful candidate will have teaching assignments in the field of :
• Architectural history courses, all periods and cultures, including the contemporary ;
• Socioeconomic and cultural contexts ;
• Structural and compositional analysis of architectural artifacts:
• Studio teaching, with emphasis on historical issues both general and site-specific.
Although the position is attributed administratively to the Brussels campus, research and teaching activities may extend to all three campuses of the faculty.

Research
The successful candidate will develop and drive a cutting-edge research program on topics such as history and theory of architecture (study of works, texts, methods, prescriptions, and reception) including socioeconomic and cultural dimensions in collaboration with relevant researchers at UCLouvain.

Specific qualifications
Possible additional assets :
• Architecture or engineer-architect degree;
• Experience in studio teaching;
• Doctoral thesis centred on an architectural question in its historical inscription.
 

Practical Information

Application deadline: Thursday 15 November 2018 at noon

Starting date:  1st  September, 2019

Further information :
Prof. Eric Van Overstra eten, Dean LOCI – doyen-loci@uclouvain.be
Prof. Denis Zastavni, President of the Research Committee LOCI – denis.zastavni@uclouvain.be

Localization:  
Science and Technology Sector
Faculty of Architecture, Architectural Engineering and Urban Planning (LOCI) (https://uclouvain.be/fr/facultes/loci)
Architecture, Architectural Engineering and Urban Planning - Research Institute (ILOC) (https://uclouvain.be/fr/che rcher/loci-r/)
 

General conditions

Tasks : the applicant will:
- be responsible for teaching courses at all study levels (i.e. undergraduate and postgraduate), as well as in programmes of continuing education;
- supervise the final diploma research (i.e. theses) of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as PhD theses;
- be involved in (and/or supervise, promote) research programmes;
- contribute to the international visibility of the University through teaching and research excellence;
- be available to ensure, in the long term, different service activities and responsibilities within the University and its entities; 
- contribute to activities of the University with a societal impact in the fields of the economy, socio-cultural changes or cooperation with developing countries.

Qualifications : the applicant must have
- a PhD degree in architecture, engineering with architectural orientation, art history or any related discipline;
- a significant scientific record with international publications;
- either  studied abroad for an extensive period or have had substantial experience outside the UCL;
- experience in and the aptitude for teaching at university level, demonstrated if possible by formal assessments;
- the capacity to work within a team of teachers and to integrate research findings into teaching;
- creativity and must be open to teaching innovation and interdisciplinarity;
- the capacities required to undertake high-level academic research:capacity to raise research fundings, to supervise projects, to animate and lead a research team;- have team management and communication skills, including if possible fluency in French and English, spoken and written. Otherwise, you will be asked to acquire them within two years after taking office, in order to be able to communicate and teach in these languages. Knowledge of other languages is an additional asset.

Offer
The level of recruitment (appointment to the rank of lecturer or professor) will be discussed if a proposal  is made to you, in connection with your previous academic experience. For more information, see: http://jobs.uclouvain.be.
Our HR policy supports equal opportunities and diversity including in the academic career. Attention is also paid to reconciliation of private life and professional life.

 
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